Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor announces new solo album, shares “Beautiful Thing” video: Watch

The follow-up to 2016's Piano features production from DFA Records' Tim Goldsworthy

Alexis Taylor, photo by Sylvain Deleu
Alexis Taylor, photo by Sylvain Deleu

    Hot Chip frontman Alexis Taylor is prepping to drop a new solo album called Beautiful Thing on April 20th. His fourth full-length overall follows Piano from 2016.

    Due out via Domino, the effort collects 10 tracks with titles such as “Dreaming Another Life”, “Deep Cut”, “A Hit Song”, and “There’s Nothing to Hide”. It was recorded with the assistance of Tim Goldsworthy, co-founder of DFA Records and member of UNKLE — the first time Taylor has ever worked on a solo album with an outside producer.

    Taking a cue from the title, a press statement describes the record as “a very new, very individualist and – yes – very beautiful reflection of a life that’s changed immeasurably since Alexis first started out in music.” Taylor’s approach throughout involved pursuing “something subtle and elusive but ultimately quite profound and beautifully human.”


    Fans can take a peek at the upcoming Beautiful Thing through its title track, released today. It’s a bustling arrangement featuring moments of disco flair alongside keyboard-led uplifts. Check it out below via its official music video, helmed by director Edwin Burdis.

    Beautiful Thing Artwork:

    beautiful thing album alexis taylor Hot Chips Alexis Taylor announces new solo album, shares Beautiful Thing video: WatchBeautiful Thing Tracklist:
    01. Dreaming Another Life
    02. Beautiful Thing
    03. Deep Cut
    04. Roll on Blank Tapes
    05. Suspicious of Me
    06. A Hit Song
    07. Oh Baby
    08. There’s Nothing To Hide
    09. I Feel You
    10. Out of Time

    Taylor has a couple of tour dates lined up at the moment, including solo shows and festival dates in the UK. A statement notes that US concerts are forthcoming.


    Alexis Taylor 2018 Tour Dates:
    04/17 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
    04/18 – Manchester, UK @ The Ruby Lounge
    04/19 – Brighton, UK @ Patterns
    04/20 – London, UK @ Omeara
    04/24 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
    04/25 – Cologne, DE @ Artheater
    04/26 – Paris, FR @ Badaboum
    05/25-27 – London, UK @ All Points East Festival
    07/19-22 – Manchester, UK @ Bluedot Festival
    09/06-09 – Portmeirion, UK @ Festival Number Six

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